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Birth & Death Certificates

Birth Certificate:
Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) can issue birth certificates for anyone born in the state of Ohio from 1908 to the present. Certified birth certificates are $25 each.

Death Certificate:
Certified copies of death certificates are available for $25 for those who passed away in Lorain County. We do not have state-wide issuance.

Obtaining Certificates:
You may receive the birth or death certificate in person. Lobby hours are 8 a.m to 4:15 p.m., and no appointment is necessary. You may also request the certificate by mail. Please mail the application along with a self-addressed stamped envelope and payment to LCPH. We are not responsible for lost or returned mail. For your convenience, you can also process online requests through an independent company, VitalChek Network, Inc. VitalCheck can be reached through their website. An additional fee for this service is charged by VitalCheck, and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard® and Visa®.


Ways to obtain certified copies of birth or death certificates:

MailboxDownload Application

Mail application to:
Lorain County Public Health
9880 South Murray Ridge Road
Elyria, Ohio 44035
TP: 440-322-6367


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To order birth or death certificates online, click here.


Phone - Contact Us 

Call Vital Check:

Lorain County Public Health LogoIn person at:
9880 South Murray Ridge Road
Elyria, Ohio 44035